Tips for Visiting Disney During Pregnancy

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Are you expecting a bundle of joy and dreaming of a magical escape to Disney World? Well, we’ve got some exciting news for you – visiting Disney during pregnancy can be an incredible experience! It’s a time when you can treat yourself to unforgettable moments while creating beautiful memories for your future little one. In this article, we’ll share some invaluable tips to ensure that your Disney World adventure during pregnancy is not just safe but also truly enchanting.

Plan Ahead

Before you begin your Disney World journey, it’s essential to plan your trip meticulously. Check the Disney World website for updates, hours, and ride availability, keeping in mind which attractions are safe during pregnancy. Research dining options with pregnancy-friendly menus and make advanced reservations to minimize waiting times.

Blue Stitch character waving to the crowd at Disney World
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Stay Hydrated and Take Breaks

Florida’s sun can be scorching, so stay hydrated by sipping water throughout the day. Don’t hesitate to take breaks and rest when needed. There are plenty of shaded areas, benches, and indoor attractions where you can cool off and relax.

Related: Can You Enjoy the Disney Parks if You’re Pregnant?

Prioritize Comfort

Comfort is key when visiting Disney World during pregnancy. Wear breathable clothing, comfortable shoes, and consider a supportive belly band or maternity belt for extra comfort. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat to shield yourself from the sun’s rays.

Snack Smart

Pregnancy cravings are real, and Disney World has a plethora of delectable snacks. Opt for healthy options like fresh fruit or a yogurt parfait to keep your energy up and your tummy happy. Treat yourself to a Mickey-shaped ice cream if you’re in the mood for something sweet!

Capture the Magic

Disney World is a treasure trove of photo opportunities. Document your pregnancy journey with adorable photos and create memories that you’ll cherish forever. Don’t hesitate to ask friendly Cast Members for assistance in capturing the perfect shot.

brown bear mascot standing near people walking on street during daytime
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Enjoy the Entertainment

Beyond the rides, Disney World offers a dazzling array of entertainment options suitable for expectant moms. Catch a live show, parade, or fireworks display to immerse yourself in the enchantment.

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Plan for Naps

Pregnancy can leave you feeling more tired than usual, so don’t be afraid to schedule midday naps or relaxation breaks at your Disney resort. Recharge your energy and ensure you’re ready for more magical moments.

Related: Best places to take a break or take a nap at Walt Disney World

Which Rides Can You Enjoy at Disney World During Pregnancy?

Even though you may need to skip some of the more intense attractions, there are still a ton of ride options that are generally considered safe during pregnancy. Let’s check them out:

Magic Kingdom

  1. It’s a Small World
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. The Haunted Mansion
  4. Jungle Cruise
  5. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  6. Enchanted Tiki Room
  7. Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  8. Carousel of Progress
  9. PeopleMover (Tomorrowland Transit Authority)
  10. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Disney’s ‘It’s a Small World” ride entrance decorated for the holidays
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EPCOT

  1. Spaceship Earth
  2. The American Adventure
  3. The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  4. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  5. Impressions de France (a seated film)
  6. Reflections of China (a seated film)
  7. O Canada! (a seated film)
  8. Frozen Ever After
  9. Living with the Land
  10. Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  1. Alien Swirling Saucers
  2. Toy Story Mania!
  3. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  4. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  5. Disney Junior Dance Party!
  6. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
  7. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  8. Muppet*Vision 3D
  9. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  1. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  2. TriceraTop Spin
  3. Na’vi River Journey
  4. The Festival of the Lion King
  5. Maharajah Jungle Trek (a walking trail)
  6. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (a walking trail)
  7. Wildlife Express Train
  8. It’s Tough to Be a Bug! (Note: The theater seating may be uncomfortable for some pregnant guests.)

Please note that every pregnancy is unique, and it’s crucial to consult with your healthcare provider before planning any trip or participating in any activity. Factors such as the stage of your pregnancy and your individual health should guide your decisions about which rides and attractions to experience. Always listen to your body and take breaks as needed to stay comfortable and safe during your visit to Disney World. Enjoy your magical journey!

Related: Adults Need Disney More Than Kids

Disney World with a Baby

If you’re visiting Disney World with a baby bump and a little one on the way, plan ahead for a smooth experience with your newborn. Check the Baby Care Centers, equipped with changing tables and nursing rooms, and consider using a stroller rental service for added convenience.

Pregnancy Announcement

Are you planning a pregnancy announcement at Disney World? Capture the priceless moment in front of Cinderella’s Castle or another iconic spot in the park. Disney’s enchanting atmosphere will only amplify the joy of your special announcement.

Pregnant couple holding tiny pink baby shoes while sitting on wooden bench for pregnancy announcement photo
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Visiting Disney during pregnancy is a unique and magical adventure. Your pregnancy journey deserves to be celebrated, and Disney World provides the perfect backdrop for making unforgettable memories. Remember, safety and comfort should be your top priorities, but there’s no shortage of enchantment awaiting you.

Have you visited Disney World during pregnancy? Share your tips and experiences in the comments below, and let’s celebrate the magic of pregnancy at the happiest place on Earth together!

 

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